Madden 18 is set to be released on August 25, but there’s no reason to wait until the game is fired up on your console of choice to find out which players will begin the season as the top-ranked at their respective positions.
EA Sports lets football fans play out their NFL fantasies each year with its exclusive video game title, and Madden 18 is the latest for 2017. For the casual and competitive player alike, the game brings fans closer to the real game on the field.
In devising a strategy of how to win at Madden, it’s important to ascertain the strengths of a particular roster in comparison to the style of play that a particular game player prefers.
While EA updates player ratings throughout the NFL season based on the actual on-field performances of the players, there has to be a starting place for each player in the game. EA uses factors like a player’s career statistics, injury history, tenure in the league and predictions on how the coming NFL season will go for each player in determining an initial ranking.
EA has released that initial ranking information for the top 5 players at each position ahead of the actual release of Madden, allowing players feeling the anticipation to get a little bit of a fix and begin their planning. Obviously, players will have to wait until the game drops to get a glimpse at full rankings for every player featured in the game.
The positions as listed by EA are quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive linemen, defensive tackles, defensive ends, middle linebackers, outside linebackers, cornerbacks, safeties, kickers and punters.